from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small clay model of a house or residence placed, by the ancient Egyptians (VIth–XIIth dynasty), in a tomb for the accommodation of the soul of the departed.
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During a recent conversation about "Let It Be Roberta" 429 Records—a soul-house reloading of Beatles hits—Ms. Flack was quick to play tracks from her new CD to illustrate points.
It is all quite prosaic and perfectly commonplace, it is far from idyllic; yet it would need the touch of a poet to bring out the wonder, the mystery, of it all: to light up the door of the soul-house through which we pass to and fro, scarce knowing.
Beecher says that we are all building a soul-house for eternity; yet with what differing architecture and what various care!
The best song is either "Opium of Love," where OC Notes channels Mos Def's jazz-mumble singing style to lusty effect, or "Afro Egypt," a throbbing soul-house number that seems to occur in a darkened aviary, birds chirping, shadows flitting.